COMPUTER PROGRAM HELPS CUT COSTS AND AVOID WASTE

DAYTON, Ohio -- Dorothy Lane Markets here is taking a hard line on profitability in its fresh departments with software aimed at cutting food costs and tailoring product mixes to customers' needs.With a computer program that's used widely in food-service operations, the upscale retailer expects to raise the bottom line by 3% to 4% in each of its fresh departments in the first year, officials said.The

DAYTON, Ohio -- Dorothy Lane Markets here is taking a hard line on profitability in its fresh departments with software aimed at cutting food costs and tailoring product mixes to customers' needs.

With a computer program that's used widely in food-service operations, the upscale retailer expects to raise the bottom line by 3% to 4% in each of its fresh departments in the first year, officials said.

The program initially has been implemented in the bakery but soon will be expan

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